Create a Beautiful Wall Art from Pallets and Mandala Stencil

You know how much I love pallets and stencils, so it was simply a matter of time before I fused the two together and created a beautiful art piece.  I was keen to get my hands on a mandala stencil for a while and when Stencil Warehouse kindly sent me one of their rose ceiling  stencils*  I couldn’t wait to try it..

I had the stencil for a while as I was waiting for the right project to come along and actually did made this as I was creating a pallet sign for my friends’ 5th Wedding Anniversary.   You have to be in the right kind of mood to dismantle a pallet, so as I was doing it anyway I thought I will get some extra for my sign too…

First step is to dismantle a pallet and make sure there are no nails left in there.  I measured approximately how big I wanted the sign to be and cut the pallets accordingly.  I used my stencil as a guide.  Once I had all the pieces I sanded them nice and smooth.

As this sign was quite big and heavy I added a strong pallet at the back to keep it nice and secure.  It also meant it would not bow under the strain of the weight and bend.

Then came the fun part – use the actual stencil.  I taped the stencil on the wood and painted over using a mini foam roller, removing the excess paint so it would not bleed under the stencil. As I always say – LESS IS MORE WITH STENCIL!!! Go read my post on stencilling for more information & advice 

Once the stencil was dry I went over the whole thing with wood stain. I really wanted a nice rustic sign and didn’t want the stencil to be too bright, so this worked perfectly!!

And here it is…. Absolutely perfect for our dining room.

 

*Disclaimer: I was given this stencil free of charge by Stencil Warehouse to try it, however,  all opinions, ideas are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way.

**Affiliate links:- The beautiful golden lanterns are from Marks and Spencer. You can find them here or see the range from Achica here.

Products used or equivalent:-

UK:- Foam mini roller, White Chalk Paint, Wood Stain, Sander

USA:- Foam mini roller,  White Chalk Paint, Wood Stain, Sander

Liked this project, go see how I created this beautiful ombre sideboard using some milk paint here.

 

 

 

 

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